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18-month-old girl found safe after Amber Alert

An 18-month old girl who was the subject of an amber alert has been found safe in Bensenville.

The Deputy Police Chief of Bensenville, Frank Kosman, said Kimberly Deglado was found about a mile away from where she was last seen.

Delgado’s mother had briefly left the girl in her black Buick Rendezvous to go speak to a friend around around 12:40 a.m in the 900 block of West Irving Park Road. Delgado was left inside as the car was kept running.

Police say when the mother walked a few feet away to the entrance of an apartment building, a man got inside her SUV and drove away.

kimberlydelgadofoundThat vehicle was found around 6:45 a.m in the driveway of a home in the 11oo block of Argyle street in Bensenville. A resident of that home had gone outside to warm up their own car when they saw the vehicle in their driveway. The person who found the car called police. Police were able to match the vehicle’s description and arrived a short time later.

Police say the 18-month old girl was in the backseat of the car, crying but unharmed. Police do not think the man knew the child was inside the car.

Delgado was taken to a hospital as a precaution. She has been reunited with her mother.

Police are still searching for the suspect and are following a number of leads.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male who’s five-foot-four with a heavy build.

The man has black hair and was wearing a red sweater.

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12 Comments to “18-month-old girl found safe after Amber Alert”

    marge said:
    January 10, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    what color is the car???

    Patricia said:
    January 10, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    In other reports it says it's a black car

    Matt said:
    January 10, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    So, is she safe or is she still missing? The headline and the story don't mesh.

      Rob said:
      January 10, 2013 at 7:30 AM

      The girl was found safe.

    anonymous said:
    January 10, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Why was the baby left in a running car anyway??

      John said:
      January 10, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      Report says the mother was 30 feet away from the car when it was stolen. Why would she be that far away?

    AMK said:
    January 10, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    OK, where was she found? Is she okay? I would not call this a news story…..Who, what, when, where and how?????

    Dennis said:
    January 10, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Hey, that was great that the child was found, but bad that any mother has to go though that happening. I am sure the ten seconds to take the child with you.. The car can be replaced not the child. Love the paparrazi covering the story.. I though the one reporter was going to kiss the chief

    Barney said:
    January 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    KOSMAN IS POLICE CHIEF, NOT DEPUTY CHIEF

    Todd Pardee said:
    January 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    This happens all the time at drug houses. You leave the car running while you go to the door and your dealers buddy steal your car… Happens every day In the city. Check the moms story and do. Drug test I say

    Rhiana Wackenhuth said:
    January 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Why would an 18 mo old baby be out at nearly 1 am? That is just all kinds of stupid. Partying mom should hire a sitter…..

    anomonys said:
    January 10, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    omg my hometown is famous now still why would the mom leave the truck 30 feet away from were she was . the truck was parked a half block away from my house i saw a helicopter

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